Friday, April 19, 2024

Trump nominates magistrate for judicial vacancy in Hampton Roads

President Donald Trump has nominated a federal magistrate who formerly worked as a prosecutor and public defender to fill a judicial vacancy in Hampton Roads.

The White House on Wednesday announced the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Roderick Young to a district judgeship opening in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Young has served as a magistrate since 2014 and is based in Richmond.

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner had recommended both Young and U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller for the judgeship in March.

Young’s nomination will be subject to consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He will also need to be confirmed by the full Senate.

Young previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he was the Deputy Criminal Supervisor.

He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and an Assistant Public Defender for the Portsmouth Public Defender’s Office.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

Related Articles